Dibetes with Anxiety for me

By AllisonK87 Latest Reply 2011-09-26 12:55:07 -0500
Started 2011-03-07 20:29:21 -0600

I have had diabetes since i was 5 years old and will be 24 in a few months.
For the past 5 years i have had this feeling of overwhelming anxiety, about my diabetes to the point i cant take my insullin becasue i feel that i will go too low, even knowing a 400 bloodsugar will take lots of insullin to bring down to a low level but i still cant get up the courage to the insullin i need. my A1c is at about 11.5 which is better than aboiut 2 years ago with an A1c of 15 but i still have this feeling of hopelessness i guess that i will never be able to fix this. I am almost 24 years old and would love to have kids someday but with my sugars the way they are there is no way that will happen i need someone to talk to who has had a big down fall like this. My diabetic doctor has recommended a psychologist so hopefully that will help but having someone my age or someone that has been in this situation to talk to will be way more helpful than a professional.

5 replies

AllisonK87 2011-03-08 07:54:10 -0600 Report

Well my dad also has diabetes and i have seen him go low many times… He also would make himself go low to get attention. I am not one that would want attention paid to me because of my disease so i think thats part of it… Yes i have suffered many lows in my 19 years as a diabetic but they didnt really effect me until i got to highschool. Maybe more pressure to do things i am not really sure i am going to see a psychologist on the 22nd i am hoping that will help.

GabbyPA 2011-03-08 08:05:20 -0600 Report

I can understand that specially in High School. We all want to just be part of the activities and sometimes we get embarrassed about what we have to do to get there. Everyone has a "thing" that they have to be aware of. Yours is just a little more prominent.

My step daughter has a friend whose dad does the "low for attention" thing and it infuriates me. He won't fix himself anything to eat and just waits until someone fixes something for him. Makes me want to slap him. He doesn't realize that pressure that puts on his kids and wife, who by the way is not in great health either. It is sad. I hope your dad changes that for his sake and yours.

GabbyPA 2011-03-07 22:27:38 -0600 Report

I have not faced that fear but I am here if you want to talk. Anxiety is part of this blasted disease in many ways. Was there something that happened to suddenly make you so afraid to go low? Did you suffer a low that scared you terribly?

Starry20 2011-05-31 20:09:26 -0500 Report

I figure too high and blindness and headaches come, so I just would rather be alittle low than alot high, I have problems but not like that… So I truly hope they get better

AllisonK87 2011-09-26 12:55:07 -0500 Report

I have been a diabetic for many years and would love to have my sugars lower but since i have been hit with this extreme anixiety i have not had the luxury of that i do also understand that with high blood sugars there will be complications in my future now but i still cant figure out why this happens to me or why… It is so very very very fustrating.